Magic Monkey Slots
Overall, Magic Monkey Slots Is a quirky and kiddy looking game that packs little punch but still manages to have a lot of heart. With tongue in cheek, child like references, a nice color palette, and some genuinely cute little doodles rounding out the outwork, this is a game that seems oddly fit for kids, but is still fun to play for adults in short and long play sessions. The jackpot may not be big, but the charm certainly is. We recommend Magic Monkey Slots without hesitation, and had a pretty go good of it when we were playing it out for this review.
As you might expect from the title, the premise of Magic Monkey Slots is somewhat off the beaten path. There is not so much a premise as there is a monkey, and he is somewhat magical. That is what we see and are told, anyway, as he stands on either side of the slot as we spin away at it. It is the kind of thing fit for a children's show, and for some reason in the more adult centric slot world, this oddly works out. Other magic themed elements round out the presentation, but it is that little doodle that ties it and the elements all together.
We think that the graphics in Magic Monkey Slots are not great, but they are not bad, either. They are well drawn in a somewhat newspaper comic style, having a color scheme to match just like the Sunday papers of old that are quickly going out of print. Everything is crisp, clear, colorful, and inviting, but let it be said: the UI is butt ugly. It does not at all match the charm of the rest of the game, and sticks out like a sore banana.
The other elements to be matched fare better, like the cute little bananas and hand drawn dragons that have a lot of charisma to them. The suits of playing cards here feel somewhat lazy given the art style, but do not overly detract from the experience.
Unfortunately, there is not much that is magical to Magic Monkey Slots, aside from the jackpot and accessible gameplay mechanics. At 5 reels and 25 paylines, it is a slot just as you have become familiar with. Bets can go from a penny to $250, however, setting it apart oddly for high rollers interesting in taking a big risk. This is a weird decision given the art style, but maybe that owes something to the magic nature of the premise and what is hidden behind the intent of it all.
The big pay out happens if you score the magic monkeys all in a row, getting 6k times your bet, which is pretty good. The dragon also rewards quite well, making him a sought after match as well.
+ Cute art style + Quirky look to it all + Accessible + Bets range widely + Nice jackpot
- Standard and play it safe gameplay - betting range seems entirely out of order with the art style
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible * Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved * Jaded slot vets * People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games * Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games * People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online * Looking for something truly innovative in the genre * You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.
The bottom line is that Magic Monkey Slots Is an oddly kid themed game that seems better suited for the average adult. With a nice jackpot, cute art style, and odd sense of charm that comes from combining the two, anyone that plays it is in for a treat. Give it a spin now, and let us know if you manage to make some magic while you are at it! We swear that little monkey blinked at us. It was creepy but cute.